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Christopher R. Mikula Joins Dykema In Detroit

March 18, 2011

DETROIT - Dykema, one of the top 150 national law firms as named by American Lawyer, announces the addition of Christopher R. Mikula to its Detroit legal team. Mr. Mikula is an accomplished attorney, specializing in employment and labor law.

Mr. Mikula comes to Dykema from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Michigan, where he served as Legal Director since 2008. In that capacity, Mr. Mikula was chief in-house counsel for the officers, directors, executive board and staff of this noted healthcare workers' union. Mr. Mikula has advised and defended SEIU management in a diverse array of labor and employment issues, litigating roughly 200 labor arbitration hearings on matters as diverse as collective bargaining agreements and minimum wage disputes and addressed such regulatory realms as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act and ERISA. With Dykema, Mr. Mikula will use his unique perspectives and experience in assisting Dykema clients with the entire range of labor and employment issues they confront.

Mr. Mikula, who was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 2006, obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. While at Michigan, Mr. Mikula was awarded a post-graduate fellowship to the University’s Legal Assistance to Urban Communities Clinic in Detroit.

Mr. Mikula serves on the Practice and Procedure Committee of the National Labor Relations Board – Region 7, is a member of the Labor Advisory Panel of the American Arbitration Association and is a member of the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of Michigan.